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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Opening Segment - American Idealist
    Idealist Watch the opening segment of Bruce Orenstein s documentary American Idealist More Videos Father Theodore Hesburgh Remembers Sargent Shriver Mark Shriver Records A Good Man The Life of Sargent Shriver Opening Segment American Idealist Sargent Shriver Leads the War on Poverty President Johnson Names Sargent Shriver Mr Poverty Sargent Shriver Peace Institute Contact us at info sargentshriver org Privacy Policy Terms Of Use Website created by Perfect Sense Digital

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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Sargent Shriver Leads the War on Poverty
    Sargent Shriver with leading the War on Poverty Developing a range of programs Sargent Shriver would go on to lift up thousands of Americans More Videos Father Theodore Hesburgh Remembers Sargent Shriver Mark Shriver Records A Good Man The Life of Sargent Shriver Opening Segment American Idealist Sargent Shriver Leads the War on Poverty President Johnson Names Sargent Shriver Mr Poverty Sargent Shriver Peace Institute Contact us at info sargentshriver

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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - President Johnson Names Sargent Shriver, "Mr. Poverty"
    and in charge of perfecting it right now And his name is Sargent Shriver I m going to make it clear that you are Mr Poverty both home and abroad More Videos Father Theodore Hesburgh Remembers Sargent Shriver Mark Shriver Records A Good Man The Life of Sargent Shriver Opening Segment American Idealist Sargent Shriver Leads the War on Poverty President Johnson Names Sargent Shriver Mr Poverty Sargent Shriver Peace

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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Sargent Shriver addresses Chulalongkorn University in Thailand
    the job they are on their own What they accomplish is a product of their own initiative and ability and imagination In East Pakistan a single Volunteer Robert Burns of St Louis engineered flood control works and supervised 1 000 village laborers in a successful effort to overcome rising waters For the first time in many years destructive waters were diverted from the rice fields of 10 000 families No one told Robert Burns to begin a project which saved 10 000 families from hunger and starvation No one could have told him He did it because the Peace Corps provides a framework in which individuals can use their own initiative and talents to help others That is an important element of the Peace Corps society reliance on the creative energies of dedicated individuals Nor do our Volunteers go overseas as the salesmen of a particular political theory or economic system or religious creed They go to work with people not to employ them use them or advise them They do what the country they go to wants them to do not what we think is best They live among the people sharing their homes eating their food talking their language living under their laws not in special compounds with special privileges But if the Volunteer is not a salesman neither is he a man without a mission He goes overseas not merely as a willing and a skilled worker but as a representative a living example of the most powerful idea of all the idea that free and committed men and women can cross even transcend boundaries of culture and language of alien tradition and great disparities of wealth of old hostilities and new nationalisms to meet with other men and women on the common ground of service to human welfare and human dignity And if this idea isn t going to change the world then this world is beyond redemption It will require many years and a much greater effort for this idea to succeed not only by the Peace Corps but by other men and institutions in all countries But the impact we have had so far has given a faint glimmer a shadow no bigger than a man s hand of the possibilities of the future There are now 7 000 Peace Corps Volunteers serving in 46 countries They are located at 2 400 different posts By Christmas time we will have more than 11 000 in the field at almost 5 000 different places in 50 countries Next year we will have 14 000 abroad Every country which now has Volunteers has asked for more Two dozen countries which do not have Volunteers have requested them In Ghana approximately one third of all degree holding instructors in the secondary schools are Peace Corps Volunteers In Ethiopia and Nyasaland a third of all the teachers are Volunteers In Oamaica Volunteers are helping to train the 20 percent of the work force which is chronically unemployed In Sierra Leone more than half of all the qualified teachers are Volunteers more than the British supplied when Sierra Leone was a colony And the Volunteers are in all these places by invitation not by conquest In the Philippines more than 500 Volunteers are teaching in hundreds of villages The MANILA EVENING NEWS wrote Peace Corps workers achieved in less than two years an understanding with Asian peoples that promises to pass all tests In Sarawak Peace Corps Volunteers working far out in the bush country have helped to find new locations for bridges and roads causing a high local official to say They re not your people anymore they re mine In Arequipa Peru a communist group on October 30th demanded the immediate expulsion of the Peace Corps from the country They were answered but not by the Peace Corps or the government of Peru or by the oligarch and landowners They were answered by the Association of Slum Dwellers of Arequipa with whom our Volunteers live and work We raise our most energetic protest the slum dwellers leader said against the attitude of a few persons who did not see the reality of the benefits being received by thousands of workers In Malaya a guitar was stolen from the home of a woman Volunteer That day two local youths came to see the girl and explained that they were sure the guitar would not have been taken if the thief had known she was a Peace Corps Volunteer The next day the guitar was back On a larger scale three months ago in the Philippines I received on behalf of the Peace Corps the Ramon Magsaysay Award a 10 000 prize given to persons in Asia who exemplify in spirit integrity and devotion to liberty the late President of the Philippines Sometimes this award has been called Asia s equivalent to the Nobel Prize Nominations are made by sixteen countries and checked out at the grassioots level Never before had a non Asian group won this award But perhaps the greatest testimony to the impact of the Peace Corps the sincerest form of flattery is the fact that other western nations are following our lead In the past year nearly every European country has expanded or established Peace Corps programs of their own It is not an exaggeration to say we are on the verge of seeing the Peace Corps movement become the most widespread peaceful volunteer movement the world has ever seen But the work the Peace Corps is doing abroad is only part and perhaps not the most important part of the Peace Corps story I came here across central Asia visiting Volunteers in the towns and villages of Turkey Iran Afghanistan Pakistan India and Nepal On my earlier visits to Thailand I have come not merely to Bangkok but to Marashumkan CbiOngamaj dorn Ubol and other towns and villages On these trips I have seen much of the world and many remote places But my

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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Sargent Shriver addresses the Peace Corps Staff in 1964
    that freedom That will give you an idea of the respect that the government has for our Volunteers One of the boys Peter Fitzpatrick was sent to a town where the tribal customs are so extreme that it is really quite dangerous for everybody in the town That is because hillsmen from up in the Hindu Kush come into town on Thursday or Friday night and really shoot the place up so to speak It s dangerous Peter Fitzpatrick is locked in his compound every night at 6 00 o clock by the local police as a protection measure He was sleeping in a room that wasn t more than three times the size of this podium that I m standing on It had one window up in the top of the wall and it looked like a dungeon and he had a little kitchen which was about twice the size of this podium Those were his sleeping accommodations He slept on the floor IN NEPAL In Nepal I saw Willi Unsoeld here as I came in he could tell you more about it than I but walking four or five days from one town to another by Peace Corps Volunteers or sleeping on the floor in a sleeping bag is routine in that country It s so routine that when the Director and his group arrived in a town called Nepalgunj we came into the airport which is just a grass strip and landed there We went over to what you might call the airport tower It s a room about the size of this rug up here and there was nobody there The Peace Corps Volunteers in the town there obviously had not received word that we were coming communications in Nepal are not the best in the world and so we just walked seven miles into town Laughter This is something that nobody even thinks twice about in Nepal although the Director thought four of five times about it Great laughter But I m proud to say that I actually got there and was pleased to find that I could walk seven miles across that particular plain But the Volunteers as I say they don t think anything about it Peter Fitzpatrick is not too happy being locked in his room every night at 6 o clock but he is out there the first Western man the first North American ever to live in that particular part of Afghanistan Afghanistan is a country where at the beginning they asked us to send nine Peace Corps Volunteers And I was very reluctant to do that because it was quite expensive to get the training set up for nine people It didn t seem to be worthwhile but we sent nine and the government there told us if we were successful they might consider asking for more Maybe a year later they asked for 30 more and they seemed to be pleased with them they asked for 30 more so that by the time I got to Afghanistan or the day after I left there as a matter of fact there were 65 Peace Corps Volunteers in Afghanistan And the night before I left the Government of Afghanistan gave me an official request for 220 additional Volunteers in that country Applause Now Afghanistan is a country that is right up against Soviet Russia It s a country which for thousands of years has been subjected to invasion from abroad going all the way back to Alexander I think So the Afghans don t like foreigners It s got nothing particularly to do with Americans they just don t like people who come from outside because about 20 times in the last 2000 years they have been slaughtered by foreigners It s a tremendous compliment I repeat to the Peace Corps Volunteers and to the staff there and to the whole operation that Afghanistan has asked for such tremendous additional numbers of Peace Corps Volunteers and has given them permission to work all over that country In Thailand I just stopped there for a day and a half or two days on the way home the biggest university in Southeast Asia called Chulalongkorn in Bangkok Thailand gave me an honorary degree a Doctor of Political Science They had given only one other honorary degree to one other American since that University was started This man was a doctor named Ellis He went out there sent by the Rockefeller Foundation in the 1920 s and started the Medical School at Chulalongkorn University He worked there for 7 years and when he retired to come home they gave him an honorary degree The Director of the Peace Corps was the second U S recipient an honorary degree from that institution This degree requires approval by the Cabinet of Thailand as well as the faculty of the University I think it is absolutely without precedent in Asia that any organization should be so honored after two years of work which is actually how long we have had Volunteers in Thailand As a matter of fact the first Volunteers reached Thailand in January of 1962 And in January of 1964 the Director of the Peace Corps got an honorary degree there That s never happened before It had been 30 or 35 years since the last American got a degree We have had anywhere from a dozen to 20 men and women teaching on the faculty at Chulalongkorn University as well as Volunteers working in other parts of Thailand When I got the degree the Foreign Minister of Thailand whose name is Thanat Khoman got up and gave a speech in which he said things the Ambassador said that he had never heard anybody in the Government of Thailand say Here s what the Thai Foreign Minister said these are his exact words I wish to welcome Mr Shriver on behalf of the World Affairs Council which has been privileged to hear some of the experiences of this great idea conceived by the late President John F Kennedy who in his life was given to make his country and the world at large a safe place to live in Although his life has been taken away his memory has remained He represents a personality animated by ideas and ideals and by the strength of his conviction that the world has to live in freedom has to live with hope as a decent place for all of us Even though I do not have much in connection with the Peace Corps I have been privileged to have conversations with Mr Shriver when he came here to approach the government about sending Peace Corps members here I had the honor and pleasure of telling him that the idea was appealing and attractive I spoke on my own behalf as an individual as a person but I had the conviction then that the Thai government also was pleased with the idea And at the present time there are many members of the Peace Corps here amongst us There will be more They come here with the refreshing lightness of youth With the strength of their convictions and ideas they come here to know our people and to live with our people and in many places to work with our people In our minds they represent ambassadors of goodwill from the United States that great country that has known the strength of ideas and problems They the Volunteers came here as ambassadors of goodwill without diplomatic privileges and immunity but I must say that they have had and still have arid will have the privilege of having a place in the hearts of many Thai people And I think I m sure as a matter of fact that the members of the Peace Corps will appreciate this even more than the diplomatic privilege or immunity We have been struck and inspired by this idea of youth coming to meet with youth which is in accordance with our belief here in Thailand that peace goodwill and understanding can prevail and remain in this world only if they start from the grass roots You Ladies and Gentlemen of the Peace Corps you come from the grass roots You come to work with the grass roots of our country That is the basis of future progress in the world so much divided today I do not have to wish you success because I know you have already achieved success Many successes will come to you as things go on As you come here inspired by your own beliefs and inspired by the great conviction that man can live must live with man It is indeed striking that this important idea the most powerful idea in recent times of a Peace Corps of youth mingling living working with youth should come from this mightiest nation on earth the United States Many of us who did not know about the United States thought of this great nation as a wealthy nation a powerful nation endowed with great material strength and many powerful weapons But how many of us know that in the United States ideas and ideals are also powerful This is the secret of your greatness of your might which is not imposing or crushing people but is filled with the hope of future goodwill and understanding I hope this idea will thrive and all of you my friends will continue I wish Mr Shriver success and continued success to all of you This was the Foreign Minister of Thailand speaking in front of the whole Cabinet which was sitting on the stage there And I couldn t help but think right then that it was just about 2 and 1 2 years ago that I first went to Thailand on behalf of the Peace Corps and let me tell you there was great skepticism in Thailand then as there was in other countries Great skepticism about the Peace Corps then Today just two years later the Foreign Minister was able to stand up and say the words I ve just quoted in front of a huge audience and in front of the leadership of that country I had the honor to visit with the King of Thailand I was assigned 20 minutes on his schedule Behind me waiting was Carlos Romulo the former Ambassador to the U S from the Philippines and President of the University of the Philippines There was a general there who was the Aide to the King I went in to see the King and with me was the Minister of Economic Development of Thailand a man named Pote Sarasin who has been the head of SEATO for a number of years I was sitting there the King was on a sofa and Sarasin was sitting next to me Finally after an hour and 10 minutes this general the aide de camp came in for the third time and said in effect Your Majesty you ve got to stop this conversation General Romulos has been waiting for three fourths of an hour and I left Frankly I didn t say very much The King talked most of the time and I think you would be as overwhelmed as I was by the mission which the King of Thailand assigned to the Peace Corps in Thailand He said Mr Shriver not only in terms of foreign aid but in terms of many operations of your Government there have been mistakes made in Thailand The Peace Corps has come with a totally new approach and it is most acceptable to my people and you have the job of rectifying remedying the mistakes of the U S for the last 15 years Now he didn t say this once he said it half a dozen times in half a dozen different ways So much so that at one point I said Your Majesty it s a pretty large job that you re assigning to 250 Peace Corps Volunteers in Thailand He said Not at all He said Numbers are not what count He said People all over Thailand know about the Peace Corps because of the way that you have done things Not the number of people you have sent here You have shown us a new side of the United States of America It is an extraordinary thing to realize that the King of Thailand said these things a constitutional monarch but one of the few remaining monarchs in the world with real power It s an extraordinary thing for him to say Especially when I can remember that as short a time as 20 months ago the King of Thailand was reputed not to be overly enthusiastic about the Peace Corps But today he is There is no question about that And Thailand was another one of the countries where when we finished our little tour of the country and had a press conference upon departure the press conference was held in the building of the Government of Thailand Not in the U S Embassy or the USIA office In fact when we had the press conference in India upon our short visit there it was held in the Ministry of Economic Development of India and the head of the USIA in New Delhi told me it was the first time any American official had ever held a press conference at the request of the Indian Government in a building belonging to the Indian Government These things are little tiny things but they are very significant Especially in the East where the way you do things and where they are done have perhaps more significance than they do let s say here in the United States The fact that the Peace Corps Director has a press conference within the physical confines within the buildings of a foreign country is significant in India Significant in Thailand and significant in Malaya and all of the other places where it has occurred Do many of you remember Athos Ravelle who worked with us here in Washington and his wife who worked in the Talent Scouts a Japanese American girl from Hawaii named Yuki Mai Well they are now in Thailand As you probably know he is the Deputy Director there and he and his wife gave us a party Before the party our group has spent five days four days in Nepal and the last two or the last four I can t remember which it was of the days we were in Nepal we never got a bath I rode about eight miles in the back of a jeep down a dusty road By the time I got off Paul Conklin our photographer took a picture I haven t seen the picture but I must have been an inch thick with dust all over me looked like a sandman and we weren t able to get that off for several days so that by the time we actually arrived in Thailand I stepped into a shower turned on the water and with no soap the water just ran down black on the bottom of the tub So we had been having a rather interesting time in Nepal leading this kind of life I took that shower and went out to a party that Athos Ravelle had arranged for us and for 50 or 60 Peace Corps Volunteers who had been brought into Thailand for the evening They were living in a Thai house it wasn t a particularly lavish one but a nice one It had gardens around it with coconut palms and other tropical vegetation like that We got out of the car and there standing in the front door was Yuki Miki in her Japanese kimono with the obi on the back the white shoes and the sandals and everyone else s shoes were lying on the front porch Everybody was taking off their shoes I got mine off Yuki gave me two great big kisses which made me feel good and we went through the house and out into the lawn and there was a fabulous scene They had their place fixed up with those things you stick in the ground which have a flare on the top with the flame coming out and along the edge of the garden they had little Votive lamps like you see in church with the candles in them They were all around the place and 70 Volunteers out there It looked like Hollywood Laughter I realize I m getting a little older but the girls really looked terrific Great Laughter HAPPINESS IN THE PEACE CORPS And these guys were all tremendous guys I had to look up to see them practically and they were all really so happy and I think that is one thing about the Peace Corps nobody talks about very much but to me it is very important People are happy in the Peace Corps I don t mean everybody is I know that Laughter But the overall impression you get is one of sort of gaiety a sort of you know good naturedness You know one fellow was there he s been drinking a bit too much and you know he comes up to me we have a terrific talk and he insults me three or four times Great laughter It s just like any other party you go to More laughter But Yuki Miki had cooked the whole thing herself the most terrific food you ever saw They had these long sticks bamboo sticks with chicken in the middle open and spread it apart and somehow put the chicken in there Cooked on a skewer They had something like shishkabob rice She had two or three kinds of cake spice cake and a chocolate cake that she d cooked some beer and the rest of it It was just the most fabulous setting you have

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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Sargent Shriver's Address at the National Conference of Catholic Charities Annual Convention
    said for your penance say three Hail Marys and be kind to Adam Clayton Powell Let me suggest one or two pivots on which your questioning analytical and critical faculties might turn As we look at ourselves critically what do we see Well much contemporary evidence suggests that many Catholic social agencies still continue to serve a middle class clientele To mention one specific area there continues to be a disproportionate emphasis on marriage counseling Estimates range from a third to a half of your staff hours on this service alone It is true that this emphasis on marriage counseling is both productive and morally right but it has certain consequences most of them middle class It means primarily that in order to maintain creditable standards you must recruit a highly professional staff Thus the marriage counselors demand fees that only the middle class can afford A Puerto Rican husband and wife in the middle of a marriage break up don t usually go to the marriage counselor they can t afford to So they try to patch up the marriage themselves But usually instead of seeing the opportunities for reunion they are overwhelmed by the problems of disunion Another question where are your offices located and what hours are they open Nine to five Downtown In the business district In an office building Or in the slums If the tendency is to serve the middle class it follows that Catholic Charities will seek a middle class setting to work in A downtown building possibly or an urban office If they see you or O E O identified primarily with the middle class they assume that s who you want to serve And they let you And they let us Aside from having most of our offices in downtown or suburban areas frequently these offices keep banking hours This is another alienation factor Even if the poor man is willing to go downtown what good is it if the agency closes at 4 30 The poor can t get there at that time Y ou know it we know and they know it Another idea which some agencies of Catholic Charities might not have fully caught on to is the use of the non professionals Our O E O Community Action programs now employ 43 000 non professionals out of about 72 000 total more than half And we have learned that the poor often contribute substantially to our understanding of the poor we are trying to reach I urge you to look in the back of your magazine Catholic Charities Review and see the ads there seeking professional help I hate to tell you but many of those ads will never be answered There aren t enough fully trained professionals So what do we do Nothing No let s use non professionals O E O is ready to finance your training programs for non professionals The funds are available but you must fill out the application O E O is also ready to work with your hospitals your schools your parish halls Right now we are working in cooperation with the Beth Israel hospital in New York Mt Sinai and Presbyterian St Luke s Tufts Medical School hospital But not one Catholic Medical School or hospital has sought to work with O E O As for the law schools there is only Detroit and Notre Dame What about Loyola Creighton Duquesne Marquette San Francisco Santa Clara In our Head Start program only about 10 percent of the participating schools are Catholic schools All these new activities explain why the war on poverty is the most discussed and most criticized domestic program in the United States We re under everyone s feet And we want you down there with us Assuredly we are getting kicked around occasionally But America is waking up even the Republicans are waking up Two years ago the Republicans in Congress said we don t need any of these new fangled programs Shriver is proposing Now they support all the programs They just want someone else to manage them But that s progress Thirty years ago Franklin D Roosevelt told this country that one third of the people were sunk in poverty Since that time the number of ill clad ill fed and ill housed has been reduced to one fifth But the irony is that the more we narrow in on poverty the more elusive it becomes like a hunted fox whose savvy increases the longer the chase wears on Right now the country is in the middle of a new day Since the New Deal we have learned new lessons that demand new responses The initial clue that the New Deal had evolved out of its original form came five years ago when the first Peace Corps volunteers were sent overseas The Government prepared the volunteer for what he would meet but after he met it the volunteer was on his own We didn t want him sending back budget reports to Washington We didn t want statistical surveys on the local population we didn t even want to hear about his chances of success The only thing we wanted to be sure of was that the Corpsman use his talents to the full in whatever situation he found himself And we were nearly always sure he would do this or else we wouldn t have sent him in the first place Our theory with the Peace Corps volunteers was like Robert Frost s idea when he was teaching at Amherst One day Frost went to the president of the college to ask a favor Frost asked according to Sidney Cox for a scholarship to be given to a student of his selection according to provisions that he set The president agreed And Robert selected the boy who had shown the most power of making up his own mind and stipulated that he go somewhere in the United States take no courses seek no

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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Sargent Shriver's Address before the Associated Church Press
    took a spoonful of soup and somehow got it into the patient s mouth She did it again And again until the soup was gone Then she fed the patient the rest of the meal weary spoonful by weary spoonful A few minutes later after the young lady left the room the patient told me what a beautiful girl she was That short skinny girl with the scraggly hair was beautiful to that man with Parkinson s She was not only beautiful but loveable Pastor Selin told me the girls were from the nearby Brunswick Job Corps Center for Women I don t know of any program that has been a greater boon to the hospital than the help of these girls Not only ours but every hospital Every hospital in Chicago wants to hire these girls when they finish their 3 month training at the Job Corps There are more jobs than there are girls The next day I was in St Louis I went to the Gateway Neighborhood Youth Center which is not far from the Mississippi River and not far either from the worst poverty area in St Louis Outside of the center I was stopped by Pastor David Spooner a 31 year old minister of the United Church of Christ and ordained six years ago at the Eden Theological Seminary Right now he is both the Chaplain at the St Louis City Hospital and the Chairman of the Shouteau Russell Council the local citizen s coordinating group Pastor Spooner is an intense young man in the full flower of his days He spoke his mind without hesitating I don t know how the War on Poverty is being waged elsewhere around the country but here the fighting is heavy and the warriors are many In only two years we have ten Neighborhood Improvements Associations The local citizens come together to discuss what needs to be done how it will be done and who will do it We have a legal services for the poor program and a health center Two years ago we only had five people show up for the first meeting of my local Improvement Association A month later at the second meeting 60 people came The next month we had 160 almost the entire neighborhood These people don t see the poverty program as a political gimmick For one thing they are too proud to accept money from Washington on the silver platter of welfare The poor don t want to be spent on the way they want to be invested in What Pastor Spooner said reminded me of an old saying The greatest good we can do for others is not just to share our riches with them but to reveal their riches to themselves I have told you about these scenes because that s the War on Poverty We couldn t be fighting it without the Baptist Pastor Edward Jones in the Steele Subdivision We couldn t be fighting it without Sister Rose Eileen of St Joseph s Infant Home We couldn t be fighting it without the Methodist Minister Bert Selin in Chicago We couldn t be fighting it without Reverend David Spooner in St Louis Two years ago there wasn t an official of the United States Government who could have made that trip and seen those sights Two years ago we believed that because church and state were separate church and state had to be mutually exclusive Two years ago we believed that the money of Government could not be mixed with the currency of salvation I think the War on Poverty has taught us new lessons about ourselves We have not merely created a political agency of a political government for political reasons Instead we have an agency that attacks the causes of poverty from all angles politically economically and morally But there is still opposition One of the most common objections to the War on Poverty is that it cannot be won because Jesus Christ said it couldn t be won Skeptics love to quote the famous biblical passage The poor you always have with you The interpretation of this passage supposedly implies that poverty is as much a law of nature as it is an unchangeable fact of society And that Christ himself admits nothing can be done about poverty Some people even tell me that because of this text the War on Poverty is anti christian we are going against Christ s prophecy After the biblical dust had settled however I think the real meaning of Christ s words are apparent The poor you always have with you was a commentary not on poverty but on human nature Societies will always have poor people because the rich will always be selfish because the poor will always be deprived of economic opportunity because the poor will always be denied equal rights to justice and liberty because some men will always hoard more goods than they need Although all of this is true Christ did not say it had to be true Christ did not suggest that we must always have poverty He was only saying that poverty would always be the result when his followers did not live according to God s will In effect he was saying that if enough people lived according to the Judeo Christian morality there would be no poverty at all in the world This explains why the War on Poverty is not only being fought politically but also morally And I consider it a great tribute to the United States of America and to the Democratic Party especially President Lyndon Johnson that this nation is the first and only to establish the eradication of poverty as a national not only a religious goal The difference between politics and morality is that the political man acts for the good of the people while the moral man acts because the people are good At the Office of Economic Opportunity We believe

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  • Sargent Shriver Peace Institute - Scott Stossel
    the staff and helped to launch The Atlantic Online In 1996 he moved to The American Prospect where over the course of seven years he served as associate editor executive editor and culture editor He rejoined the Atlantic staff in 2002 His articles have appeared in a wide array of publications including The New Yorker The New Republic The New York Times The Washington Post and The Boston Globe His 2004 book Sarge The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver inspired The Boston Globe to write Scott Stossel s superb new biography is an extraordinary achievement while Publisher s Weekly declared This is a superbly researched immensely readable political biography Within the Atlantic offices Scott will be forever remembered as the managing editor who oversaw the magazine s 2005 move to Washington from Boston where it had been based since its founding in 1857 Under Scott s supervision the magazine shifted all of its operations from Boston s North End to the Watergate building all the while producing issues that were later nominated for National Magazine Awards Along with writing and editing Scott has taught courses in the American Studies Department at Trinity College He lives with his family in

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